We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Excellent VFM”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Watkins Restaurant

Watkins Restaurant
Ranked #39 of 205 Restaurants in Llandudno
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $63 - $63
Cuisines: British
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Watkins Co restaurant in Llandudno is an equation that comes out right every time. Take an award-winning restaurant, set it in one of Llandudno���s top hotels, create an historic Victorian dining stuffed with formal elegance, add in an inventive chef with a dab hand at classic favourites and it���s elementary -- Watkins is a hit. Half the menu is seasonal, locally-sourced a la carte deliciousness, while the other half is a daily-changing table d���hote menu offering excellent value. People love the home-made lasagne and the daily roast, but we recommend the more inventive creations, too. Watkins Co���s service, impressive children���s menu and a pocket-friendly wine list get top marks.
Halesowen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent VFM”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

Great meals, excellent choice and value in the Poolside Restaurant. Three course evening meal with wine and coffee for £17.50. Booking advisable.

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
Thank Brenda T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

307 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    209
    61
    23
    8
    6
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room Tips
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

Excellent value for money, food was excellent, atmosphere great, service was quick and efficient. Beautiful hotel.

  • Visited April 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank LYNNE822
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful Dinner (Poolside Restaurant, Empire Hotel)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

An immaculate, privately owned hotel next to the Great Orme Tramway Station. It looks polished and welcoming from the outside, with wonderful displays of Spring flowers to meet you in the doorway (we went in April!) and a welcoming reception area. We chose to have the 3 course evening meal in the Poolside Restaurant, at an unbelievable cost of £17.50, which includes a choice of starters, main courses, desserts and includes a small carafe of red or white wine per person and a pot of tea or cafetiere of coffee to complete. The whole meal was wonderful ... cooked to perfection and fantastic flavours. The staff are very attentive without being over the top and it was a perfect evening. Well done to the Maddocks family, the owners of the Empire for over 60 years.... with this standard of food, service and ambiance, here's to the next 60 years :o)

  • Visited April 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank KayLou11
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Engagement Meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

My parents took me and my partner here to celebrate our engagement.
The menu choice was different, not your usual pub grub. The food was beautiful, i had the beef stroganoff and would recommend that to any one!! the set menu option for the money is fantastic, the staff are very friendly and professional. We managed to get a table looking onto the indoor pool. it all seem very fancy and a perfect way to celebrate.

  • Visited August 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank SSmith15
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“excellent value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

Admiring the most elegant and stylish hotel near the Promenade, we saw their fixed-price menus, which seemed unbelievably good value. Starter, bread, main course, dessert, coffee, and 250 ml of house wine, all for £17.50.
Not only was this exactly what was served, with no add-ons, but the service was excellent and the food fresh, tasty and just the right quantities. If I had a complaint it was that the food was served so promptly, as I was in no hurry to leave the elegant surroundings of the Poolside restaurant.

  • Visited April 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Constant Muse M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Watkins Restaurant also viewed

 
Llandudno, Conwy County
 
Llandudno, Conwy County
 

Been to Watkins Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing